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The MMPH program will include two Zoom-delivered sessions (Weeks #1 & #4), six video-recorded sessions (Weeks #2, #3, #5, #6, #7, #8), and daily mindfulness meditation practice using a mobile APP during an eight-week study period. Similar to the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy intervention, each MMPH session will include Gentle Body Movement (GBM,10-min), Restorative Pose (Pose,10-min), and Body Awareness Meditation (BAM, 20-min). Self-guided audio-video modules of various durations will be available according to participants' preference and level of comfort (5, 10, 20 minutes). The mobile-APP content will reinforce Zoom content such as mindful breathing, GBM of upper extremities, GBM of lower extremities, Pose sitting, Pose lying, and BAM practices. The MMPH content will be tailored to health management needs specific to PH with cultural consideration of mindfulness-related concepts (stress, responding to stress, resiliency).
The estrogenic deficit characteristic of the climacteric stage is accompanied by a high incidence of health problems, such as the presence of Metabolic Syndrome risk factors that contribute to the increase of cardiovascular diseases. Objective: To determine the effect of a nursing intervention based on self-care aimed at improving the control of two metabolic syndrome risk factors (abdominal obesity and arterial hypertension) and health-related quality of life in climacteric women. Material and methods: Quasi-experimental study, non-equivalent control group design with women between 40 and 59 years old who present two risk factors of the Metabolic Syndrome (abdominal obesity and arterial hypertension) from two type C Health Centers of District 17D03 of Quito, Ecuador. Among one of the conceptual hypotheses, the researchers have Conceptual hypothesis 1: Climacteric women of the experimental group after the intervention of Nursing based on self-care improve two risk factors of MS with respect to those of the comparison group. A sample of 40 women was selected for experimental group and 40 for comparison group. Instruments and measurements: Abdominal Circumference, Blood Pressure, Menopause Rating Scale, International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). Women in both groups received the usual care and those in the experimental group received a Nursing Intervention with technological support that included individual face-to-face nursing counseling, group education and physical activity sessions through a virtual platform for 12 weeks. Ethical requirements were considered. Expected results: It is expected that after the Nursing Intervention based on self-care the women of the experimental group will decrease the parameters of abdominal circumference, blood pressure and improve health-related quality of life.
In the context of physical exercise, there is no evidence of the acute and continued use of beetroot juice with a previously recommended dose of nitrate (NO3) (>300mg) on the cardiovascular performance of hypertensive and postmenopausal women. We will investigate the effects of beetroot juice rich in NO3 acutely (800mg) and during a week with daily doses (400mg) on blood pressure, heart rate (HR), cardiac autonomic control, EF, inflammatory, hormonal, and stress biomarkers oxidative stress and enzymes involved in nitric oxide synthesis and mitochondrial regulation, under resting conditions, as well as mediated by submaximal aerobic exercise sessions. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) will also be performed to assess cardiac performance before and after the interventions. Through a randomized, crossover, triple-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, 45 physically inactive hypertensive women will undergo an acute and 7-day trial, each with two intervention protocols: 1) placebo and 2) beetroot; in which will ingest beet juice with or without NO3 in its composition with a 7-day washout interval. On collection days, exercise will be performed on a treadmill for 40 minutes at a speed corresponding to 65-70% of VO2peak. The collection of variables (cardiovascular, autonomic, and blood samples for molecular analyses) of the study will take place at rest (120 minutes after ingestion of the intervention), during exercise (40 minutes), and in the effort recovery stage (during 65 minutes) based on previously validated protocols. The CMR exams will last 20-45 minutes and will take place after applying the physical exercise protocol on a treadmill. The collections were arranged so that the measurement of one variable does not interfere with the other and that they have adequate intervals between them.
Aim of this prospective, interventional, single-center, randomized study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intermittent hypoxic-hyperoxic training (IHHT) as a rehabilitation method in patients with cardiovascular pathology in the early period after coronavirus infection. The study will include 60 patients with cardiovascular pathology who underwent confirmed by laboratory tests COVID-19 infection 1-3 months ago with the degree of lung lesion CT3, CT4, who were admitted to the University Clinical Hospital No. 4 of I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University. The patients will be divided into 2 groups (intervention and control groups). Intervention group will inhale hypoxic gas mixtures (10-12% O2) followed by exposure to a hyperoxic gas mixture with 30-35% O2 5 times a week for 3 weeks, while control group will undergo a simulated IHHT. All the patients will undergo identical laboratory and instrumental testing before IHHT, after the last IHHT procedure, in a month after the last IHHT procedure and in 6 months. Estimated result of the study is to confirm or refute the hypothesis of the study that a three-week course of IHHT in patients with cardiovascular pathology in the early period after coronavirus infection can improve exercise tolerance, as well as the quality of life and psychoemotional status, and affect the dynamics of laboratory and instrumental parameters.
Nearly half of women have obesity and/or hypertension (HTN). Specific to women, pregnancy creates a vulnerable window for excess gestational weight gain (GWG), exacerbating intergenerational risks for obesity, HTN, type 2 diabetes (T2D), and cardiovascular disease (CVD) across the lifespan. Healthy lifestyles are the first-line recommendations for prevention and treatment of overweight/obesity, HTN, T2D, and CVD. The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a well-established, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-led public health program focusing on healthy lifestyle changes and is effective at reducing 5-7% of body weight, lowering risks for T2D. Interestingly, research investigating the DPP as a lifestyle intervention for other chronic conditions (i.e., overweight/obesity and HTN) is lacking, demonstrating a missed opportunity. The aim of this study is to determine the initial effects of the first 6-months and after receiving the full 12-months of the virtual DPP compared to the DPP expanded with a CDC-approved HTN prevention component (DPP+) on physical activity, diet, weight, and CVD risk factors in 30 prediabetic women (18-45 years old) with a history of excess GWG, overweight/obesity, and HTN. Participants will be recruited through University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) community-based clinics using Epic. The Participants will be randomized into 2 groups (DPP and DPP+) and guided through the 12-month virtual DPP or DPP+ program using UTMB DPP personnel.
This study aims to reduce fluid overload in order to control blood pressure of hypertensive CKD patients using bio-impedance assessment of fluid status and using a diuretic therapy algorithm.
This is a single-center, double-arm, open-label, randomized feasibility study that will determine whether a novel clinical decision aid accessed via the electronic health record will be acceptable to both cancer survivors and their cardiologists, will favorably impact appropriate medication use and cardiac imaging surveillance, and will improve clinician and patient decision-making, perception, and behavior towards cardioprotective medication usage and cardiovascular disease imaging utilization.
This study aims to compare the antihypertensive effect of initial treatment with a single capsule containing quadruple combination of half-dose of blood pressure medicines or standard dose dual combination in patients with hypertension.
Hypertension - a chronic condition of elevated blood pressure (BP) - is a highly prevalent condition. However, effective prevention and management of hypertension remain challenging under the current standard of care (SOC). There has been a growing recognition that one-off, irregular office BP measurements are not sufficient and that regular home BP monitoring will likely be an adjunct to conventional office BP measurements. By using artificial intelligence (AI), via the CURATE.AI platform, the goal is to use patients' BP data to rapidly generate personalized anti-hypertensive dose titrations. The main aim of this study is to assess the feasibility of CURATE.AI-assisted dose titration.
This study evaluated the effect of stress reduction by Transcendental Meditation (TM) on left ventricular mass compared to a health education control group in pre-hypertensive or hypertensive African-American adults over a six-month intervention period.